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June 5, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Back at Bergamot Station!

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents its annual auction for 2016 on Sunday, June 5th 2016.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents its annual auction for 2016 on Sunday, June 5th 2016. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS has been independently owned and operated since 1984 and offers unusual and well-known artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Unlike other auction houses Santa Monica auctions accept rare, and important artworks up until the day of the auction. This is different than most auction houses since most print catalogues much earlier and stop accepting works at least a week prior to the auction. Whether you are new to art or an established collector, the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS offers an opportunity like no other.

Robert Berman, owner of the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS said, “One fascinating work that will be up for auction is the original drawings by the artist Raymond Pettibon (originally an LA artist, now a New York artist), the drawing was created in 1984 but was later chosen for the cover of Sonic Youth’s infamous album entitled ‘Goo.’ Sonic Youth was one of the seminal art and music groups to come out of the punk rock era. “The Raymond Pettibon is arguably a holy grail by Pettibon. Music lovers will likely recognize this and understand how great and rare this drawing is,” said Berman.

“Another exciting work up for auction is the Robert Heinecken portfolio,” continued the art dealer. ”The Heineken portfolio is a rare suite that includes twelve cibachrome photograms and a suite of twenty five lithographs, all by the renowned artist Robert Heineken.”

Highlights of the annual auction include works by renowned artists such as: Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Don Bachardy, Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Billy Al Bengston, David Bowie, Judy Chicago, George Condo, Laddie John Dill, Ned Evans,Shepard Fairey, Sam Francis,Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Robert Heinecken, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Moses, Helmut Newton,Raymond Pettibon,Pablo Picasso, Alex Prager, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and many more.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop by to view works to be auctioned off at the ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY. On Saturday, June 4th, enjoy an auction preview talk by Robert Beman. Visit the website online to see the full catalogue. On Sunday, June 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., don’t miss the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, which will be held in between the B-7 Gallery and A5 Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center (?2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica). There will be both online and live phone bidding as well. http://www.smauctions.com



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